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    Alison Westwood
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From everyday idioms to Shakespearian sayings. Many of the phrases we use everyday are so woven into our vocabulary that we never think to question their origin or meaning.

From everyday idioms to Shakespearian sayings. How often we comfort the broken-hearted with the reassurance that there are ‘plenty more fish in the sea’, or ruin a surprise by ‘letting the cat out of the bag’. We don’t really mean our friend should consider dating a fish, nor do we keep cats in bags, but we use these phrases regardless. Did you know that telling someone to ‘get off their high horse’ comes from the 13th century?

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Meaning: In Shakespeare’s day, this originally referred to a kind of horse race rather than hunting wild geese. Shakespeare was the first person to introduce the concept of being sick with jealousy. Today, it refers to a pointless exercise, where the outcome will be fruitless (can you imagine how impossible trying to catch a wild goose would be?!). Lie low. If he could right himself with quarrelling, some of us would lie low.

phrases, sayings, proverbs and idioms a.

phrases, sayings, proverbs and idioms at. The Phrase Finder. Phrases from Shakespeare. Most of these were the Bard's own work, but he wasn't averse to stealing a good line occasionally and a few of these were 'popularised by' rather than 'coined by' Shakespeare.

The Little Book of Clichés. Margery Sabin (1987). The Life of English Idiom, the Laws of French Cliché". The Dialect of the Tribe. Oxford University Press US. pp. 10–25.

William Shakespeare devised new words and countless plot tropes that still appear in everyday life. Shakespeare turned the notion of being sick with jealousy into a metaphor that we still use today. Famous quotes from his plays are easily recognizable; phrases like "To be or not to be," "wherefore art thou, Romeo," and "et tu, Brute?" instantly evoke images of wooden stages and Elizabethan costumes. 3. "Pure as the driven snow" // hamlet, act III, scene I and the winter's tale, act IV, scene IV.

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I thought the book would offer more than the internet did. It did not. I was disappointed that the number and explanations so were few. I guess I should have had lower expectations considering the title.
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